I did a giveaway on my Instagram where instead of tagging as many friends as you could, I asked people to write a haiku. Now that I have a blog, I can share more of my heart and thought behind it.
In my blog post, "The Passion the Why," I share about my passion for getting people to think creatively. I genuinely think its just a lot of fun. I know so many people don't see themselves as creative people, but I want to challenge that in everyway. I want to encourage people to think of creativity as something that can be learned, cultivated, and nurtured.
Personally, I often put myself in a box, and I hear so many of my friends doing the same. We say things like, "Wow I wish I could be that creative" or "I wish I had more talents." I want to speak out against that. When we talk like that, we discredit the abilities that we do have. We focus on what we don't have, what we can't do, instead of what we do have and what we can do. I want us to break down the walls of our box, I want us to be ambitious, not for ourselves, but for the sake of goodness and making the world a better place.
Doing a Haiku Challenge was a fun way for me to get to know my instagram fam and to motivate them (/bribe them with plants) to do something, think someway, they do not normally. When I started writing haikus, they were not very good. That was okay though, the joy came in the process, not the product. There was joy and excitement in challenging my mind to think differently, to do something new. I loved that I was able to share in that with all those who entered the giveaway.
Check out the post here, over a year ago and they still make me smile.
The winner was:
Get ready for this
Every day I’m hoya-ing